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Accuracy of Visual Assessment for Quantification of Myocardial Edema Extension in Takotsubo Syndrome.
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  • Alberto Cecconi,
  • Jorge Salamanca,
  • Teresa Alvarado,
  • Paula Antuna,
  • Susana Hernandez Muñiz,
  • Maria Jose Olivera,
  • Paloma Caballero,
  • Luis Jesus Jimenez-Borreguero,
  • Fernando Alfonso
Alberto Cecconi
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Jorge Salamanca
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Teresa Alvarado
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Paula Antuna
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Susana Hernandez Muñiz
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Maria Jose Olivera
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Paloma Caballero
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Luis Jesus Jimenez-Borreguero
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Fernando Alfonso
Hospital Universitario La Princesa
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to define the correlation between visual qualitative method and semi-quantitative method for the study of the extension of myocardial edema by CMR in patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). We analyzed 22 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of typical apical TTS. A total of 374 myocardial segments were analyzed. A high correlation between visual method and the semi-quantitative method of the T2 SI ratio (Pearson’s r = 0.82, p <0.001) was found. In the clinical setting the visual method provides a valid and reliable quantification of myocardial edema extension in patients with TTS.